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Supports for Students Cultural and Linguistic Support

Cultural and Linguistic Support

​We help students and families from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.  We help you get to know our schools and our system, and to feel at home with us.

Our Services

Diversity and Learning Support Advisors:

  • Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to students, their families and staff.
  • Assist culturally and linguistically diverse students’ integration and success in the CBE.
  • Support families to be informed and active learning partners in their child’s learning.
  • Enable parents and schools to build effective communication and relationships to support student’s integration and learning.
  • Profile cultural competency, diversity and inclusion with school staff.
  • Facilitate parents’ access for supports and services in the community. 

How to Get Support

You can request cultural and linguistic support through your child’s teacher. The teacher will help you to complete a referral form and will submit it for advisor services. There is no charge to families or students.


Our team works in these languages, but we are able to provide you with support no matter what your language or cultural background is. If your first language is not included below, we can provide interpreters in your language.

  • Nuer
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Dari
  • Farsi
  • Gujrati
  • Hindi
  • Korean
  • Kutchi
  • Mandarin

To Find Out More

For more information about how to access cultural and linguistic support services, please speak to your child's teacher.

If you are already receiving the service, please speak with your diversity advisor. If you have questions or concerns that your advisor is not able to address, please contact Bobbie Schmidt​ at 403-817-7665 or​

To find out more, please contact your school directly.

Bobbie Schmidt
System Principal, School Improvement

ELL and Diversity Services
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